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A charming nativity scene in an old church

This little church is near the gate to the ancient part of Taormina, and worth stopping for a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Lyvia K
Worth stopping in for the diorama of Taormina history

This small church is little more than a container for an intricate diorama of the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

This little church is near the gate to the ancient part of Taormina, and worth stopping for a minute to enjoy. The church contains a large nativity scene, mostly made of wood, with charming little scenes. I was glad I stopped to see it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lyvia K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A beautiful, artistic very large crib on show. Very interesting to visit. Otherwise the church is rather bare.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carmen F
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This small church is little more than a container for an intricate diorama of the history of Taormina. It is on the downhill end of Corso Umberto before the Duomo.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The church, while historic, is small and fairly plain. It was therefore a delight to find that much of the interior was taken up with a large nativity scene, made in timber, re-creating the town of Bethlehem. The point comes when you get church fatigue...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This church is located just beyond Porta Catania, looking from inside of Taormina. Very old and intersting, built in the same style as the Cathedral of Taormina.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank a1eksandar
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Interesting stoney church with a bell tower just outside the Porta Catania di Taormina. Small interior. One of several churches in Taormina. I would not be disappointed if I have not seen it.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Moses P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Church is located at the end (or at the beginning, depending on your arrival in the Sicilian town) of Corso Umberto, Taormina's main street, with its shops, its bars and restaurants, historic buildings that make it a beautiful setting. S. Antonio Abate is in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Find this tiny former church just south of Porta Catania at southern end of Corso Umberto. The nativity diorama was crafted with love to give the impression of Christ's birthplace had He been born in Sicily. We spent 15 minutes looking at the many fascinating...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Not really worth a visit unless you're strolling past and looking for somewhere to shelter from the rain

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank tcichris
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very small church situated just outside Porta Catania at the end of Corso Umberto. The main feature of the church is an impressive model of Taormina in the past. For a small non-obligatory donation, it's worth having a look if you're passing...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Simon E
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